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Titchwell Manor Hotel

TITCHWELL, PE31 8BB

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It does seem surprising that it took so long for everybody to cotton on to the seductive allure of the North Norfolk coast, but in the past few years, it has taken its place alongside Lakeland and Dartmoor in the nation's affections. Margaret and Ian Snaith and their son Eric pitched camp here back in 1988, in a Victorian farmhouse near Brancaster, a wee hop from the majestic coast. What they have achieved here over the years is testament to their own sound judgment, genuine enthusiasm and, of course, hard work. It's a consummate operation, run with avoidance of undue ceremony, but welcoming guests and diners in with understated warmth. The conservatory dining room with its fairy-lights and smart table appointments looks just right as a backdrop for the younger Mr Snaith's cooking. With a relatively large brigade for such a place, Eric Snaith offers an assertive, bold-as-brass style of contemporary cooking that draws on pedigree East Anglian produce and wild ingredients, presented in the form of a seven-course 'Conversation' menu, which can be taken in an edited four-stage version for the more abstemious. Ideas flow freely, the presentations are bewitching, and the impact on the palate dynamic. The whole event might open with tender lobster tail, partnered with crab-apple purée and solferino balls of seasoned cucumber, prior to a serving of truffled sweetcorn with sea purslane and popcorn. The principal fish may be cod cooked in charcoal oil with sea buckthorn berries, duck-fat carrots and cobnuts in dashi stock, following which comes white fallow venison en ragoût with baby beetroots and puréed parsley root. After a cheese course, and perhaps a little salted yoghurt with grapefruit and honeycomb, the show closes with barbecued pineapple, pineapple meringue and coconut cake, all fragrant with lemon verbena. The optional selected wines will add to the thrill (and the bill) of it all.

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Tel: 01485 210221
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern European
Chef: Eric Snaith
Number of seats: 80
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 

Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £9.00
Sunday lunch: £23.00-£27.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
Titchwell Manor Hotel, Titchwell

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On A149 (coast road) between Brancaster & Thornham
Nearest station: King's Lynn

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